Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Missionary-led service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Deliverance at Midnight, 9:30 p.m. to midnight Friday to experience the power of God's deliverance. Breakfast served. Love offering, $5.


Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Children's Choir third anniversary, 11 a.m. Aug. 4.

Mount Ararat AME Zion Church, Richburg: Youth Explosion, 6 p.m. Aug. 4 with praise dancing, singing, drama, motivational speaker and free food.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill: United Gospel Choir first anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Reaching Out, a day of outreach ministry, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Midway Community Center.

New Home AME Zion Church: Back-to-school Bash and Fashion Show Extravaganza, 3 p.m. Aug. 11. For more information or to participate in the fashion show, call Tonya, 628-8868, by Thursday.

Red Oak AME Zion Church: Men's Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Aug. 11.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Aug. 5. Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ina Harris and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday the Rev. Darryl B. Starnes, director of the Bureau of Evangelism of the AME Zion Church.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Neeza Club for children, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mega Sports Camp for children 7 to 12 years old, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9. Sign up at the church. Middle School Mystery trip, Aug. 10 through 12.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Museum of York County trip for children 4 years old through sixth grade, Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsals resume at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. New members welcome. No Sunday evening worship in July.


Sandy River Baptist Association/Upper Division: Planning session, 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

Bethel Baptist Church: Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday at Miracle and Deliverance Center on Carroll Street and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Gospel celebration, 6 p.m. Sunday in the family life center featuring the Sensational Aires, Spiritual Harmonizers, Stars of Zion and the Boyd Hill youth choir. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old. For tickets, call 327-0783, 327-6579 or 329-7723.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for children 3 years old through fifth grade. Register at or call the church office, 328-6632.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday is Sunday. Casual dress. Pre-revival prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Game Day Central kickoff for Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with a sports clinic and tailgate party. VBS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carlisle: Family and Friends church picnic, noon today and service at 2 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, S.C. 274, Newport: Fifth Sunday night signing, 6 p.m. Sunday featuring the Singers for Christ and others.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: "Son"shine Band Sunday is Sunday, with a concert at 11 a.m.

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, Connolly Road, York: Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for preschool through sixth grade. Youth Vacation Bible School overnight is Friday. To register, call 627-0949.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Youth Day, morning worship Sunday. Inspirational Choir summer concert, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Fifth Sunday service begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Banquet afterward. Open to youth in neighboring churches.

Morris Creek Baptist Church, Winnsboro: Mass Choir concert, 4 p.m. Sunday with St. Luke Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Lesslie: Revival, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13 through 16.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Homecoming and revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. David Rice and Johnny Ray Pearson.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: The 146th church anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Willie Ed Page. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Super Sunday school Sunday is 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Youth Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Communion during both morning services Sunday. Ice cream sundae night is Sunday. 40 Days of Purpose begins Aug. 12, and books are on sale now.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing benefit for Andy Phillips, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Hot dogs, baked goods and refreshments available. Donations accepted. Proceeds will go to medical expenses and medications. Oakdale Day School is now enrolling children age 1 through 4K for the 2007-2008 school year. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and includes activities that correlate to the child's social, emotional, physical and spiritual development along with music, small group activities, nutritional snack and field trips. Oakdale After School is now enrolling children in 5K through seventh grade for the 2007-2008 school year. The program runs from 2:25 to 6 p.m. daily. Care is also offered on teacher workdays and some holidays. Current schools of service are Oakdale, Belleview, Independence, Lesslie, Finley Road, Ebenezer Avenue Elementary schools and Saluda Trail Middle School. Other schools will be considered upon request. The program offers homework assistance, nutritional snack, Bookmobile, recreation activities, Bible exploration and low student-to-counselor ratio. For information about either program, contact Jamie Horton at 327-7972, Ext. 230, or e-mail for more information. Registration packets are available online at

St. John Baptist Church: New service hours are 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. worship. Monthly prayer breakfast, 10 a.m. today. Fifth Sunday Bible trivia during Sunday school Sunday.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5 with the Rev. Rodney Adams and 7 p.m. Aug. 6 through 9 with the John T. McCoy.

Sandy River Baptist Church, Chester: Revival, morning and afternoon services Aug. 5 with the Rev. Keith Taylor and Donnie Dye and 6 p.m. Aug. 6 through 9 with the Rev. John Teabot.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 tonight with Carrie Twitty, Debbie Williams and friends from NarroWay Productions.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, McConnells: Open enrollment for Mother's Morning Out Fall 2007 session is under way. For the complete schedule and other information, contact the church office, 327-2811.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Choir practice, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Women's prayer group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church parlor.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Baptism class, 7 p.m. Thursday. Faith Formation classes resume from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.


Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m., and hamburger plate sale, 11 a.m. Aug. 4.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Larry Richardson.

York Church of God, Charlotte Street, York: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6 through 10 with the Rev. James Petty.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Confirmation, Sunday with Bishop Dorsey Henderson. Mission and Outreach Committee cookout to raise money for two Sunday basket offerings to go to mission work in Cange, Haiti and Gulf Coast relief effort. Tickets are $6 person.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9 with classes for all ages and includes singing, evening prayer, crafts, fun and reflection on what it means to love and serve the Lord. Details: 981-5334.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Courtyard movies featuring "Happy Feet," 8:15 tonight in the church courtyard. Congregational back-to-school cookout, Aug. 19. Sign up Sunday.


Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Salkehatchie Sunday is Sunday with a spaghetti lunch after worship. Donations accepted. Proceeds to the mission fund. Family night, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Hot dogs provided. Bring drinks and a dish to share.

Catawba-El Bethel United Methodist Charge: Annual joint picnic, 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at Lansford Canal State Park. Bring a well-filled picnic basket, drinks and chairs.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Service of witness and testimony by Salkehatchie campers, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish luncheon afterward. Vacation Bible School "Lift Off," 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. VBS continues nightly through Thursday.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Joint service Sunday at New Hope United Methodist Church.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. John Rumform. Fifth Sunday service, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: 7 p.m. Aug. 5 through 7 with the Rev. Philip Chandler of Catawba-El Bethel Charge. Covered-dish dinner Aug. 5. Meals provided the other nights. Special music nightly.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Basketball summer camp, 7 to 8 p.m., continues through Tuesday. Fellowship dessert and hymn fest, 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Lock-in for first- through sixth-graders, Tuesday. Organ recital by Trinity organist David B. Richardson, 4 p.m. Aug. 5 with musical works by J.S. Bach composed or transcribed for organ. Reception afterward. Free and open to the community.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Freaky Friday, " Music in the Air," 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Drop-in honoring staff member Juliette Phillpot after worship Aug. 5. She has earned her master's in Christian education. Older adults will attend the Hopewell Hash Aug. 15 in Hickory Grove. Leave the parking lot at 8:30 a.m.


Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with the Rev. Demorrious Robinson.

Gospel Music concert: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Trinity Christian School featuring various gospel groups, free finger food during intermission and a drawing for prizes. Admission is $10 at the door. Children 5 and younger admitted free with paying adult. Details: Steve Funderburk, 324-5218 or 230-7442.

Gospel Talent Show: "Looking for Jesus," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at McGuirt Auditorium on Crawford Road in Rock Hill. Anyone from 10 to 18 years old interested in performing can call (803) 554-0344 for more information. Entry fees are $25 per group and $10 for individuals. Top three winners will be awarded cash prizes. Several people who have inspired talented youth will be honored and remembered during the program. They are the late Lucille Smith of Mount Prospect Baptist Church, Lucy S. Clemons of Clemons Funeral Home, James. H. Goudlock of Friendship College, Dot Killian and members of the Green and Murdock families of the old Carver Theater.

Outdoor Gospel Extravaganza: 1 p.m. today at the Crawford Center on S.C. 72 in Chester with various gospel groups. Fish sandwiches, hot dogs, soup, drinks, and desserts will be sold. Sponsored by the Southern Harmoneers.

Day trip to Atlanta Aquarium: Aug. 18 sponsored by Deborah Barnette. Cost is $45 and includes transportation and admission and is due now. Bus will leave at 7 a.m. from the municipal parking lot in downtown Rock Hill. Stop for lunch on the way. Details and information: 324-8292 or (803) 493-5830.

Amazing Grace Outreach Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Jermale English will give his initial sermon, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Genesis Ministries, Main Street, Fort Lawn: No worship services Aug. 12. They will resume at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Anyone attending Day at the Lake should meet at Helen Williams home to leave at 4:15 p.m.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Leroy McCray and Vision and Beyond Ministry, 5 p.m. Sunday. Gospel praise, 4 p.m. Aug. 5 with various choirs. Sponsored by the Pastor's Aide.

Greater Life Ministries, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Youth and young adult gospel concert at 6 tonight.

Greater Works Ministries, Old York Road, Lowrys: Crusade 2007, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the church at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 on the hill in downtown Chester.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Painting Grace in concert, 8 to 11 tonight.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Enrollment is under way for the after- school program beginning Aug. 20. The program follows a Christian curriculum, provides structured homework time, games, sports and crafts. For more information, contact the church office, 802-3189.

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: Vacation Bible School, "Son Force Kids," 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Friday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Redeeming Life Ministries, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Special service, 11 a.m. Sunday with Bishop Jason Wright of Fremont, Calif. Youth conference, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for youth 11 to 19 years old. Details: 327-9800. Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Aug. 12.

Shepherd's Fold Church, Charlotte: the Rev. and Mrs. Stackhouse will celebrate their 32nd pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday at 1300 Hatteras Ave. A reception will be at 3 p.m.

Tabernacle of Praise Full Gospel Church, Wood Street, York: Multi-family yard and bake sale, 6 a.m. today. Proceeds to Kingdom Covenant Ministries International.


First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace at Richmond Drive, Rock Hill: His Anointed in concert, 10:45 a.m. Sunday.


Beersheba Presbyterian Church: 238th homecoming, 11 a.m. Aug. 5 with J. Edward Lee, Presbyterian Elder, Winthrop University professor and mayor of York. Traditional homecoming meal afterward. Members, former members and friends are invited.

Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, McConnells: Revival, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with the Rev. George Lowry Jr. Homecoming, 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with the Rev. Lowry and Sunday worship at noon with the Rev. William Gaither.

Catholic Presbyterian Church, Old Catholic Church Road, Blackstock: 95th annual homecoming, Aug. 5. The annual business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and worship at noon. A picnic lunch will be afterward on the church grounds. All members, former members and friends are invited.

Clover Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Ed Kilbourne, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch after morning worship.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Prayer Vigil for Peace, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel to pray for peace in the world, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prayers are sponsored by the mission committee of Providence Presbytery.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: The 2007 Concert Series will highlight Rock Hill musician Maury Wilkinson and several others who will present an eclectic musical program at 4 p.m. Aug. 5. Admission is free.

Uriel Presbyterian Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, "The 10 Commandments," 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Presbyterian Men's breakfast, 9 a.m. Aug. 19.


York Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wainwright Avenue, York: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 4 for children 2 to 14 years old.


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